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Sale 1054 — The Dr. Irvin Heimburger Collection of 1869 Pictorial Issues

Sale Date — Thursday, 10 October, 2013

Category — International Mail: Bermuda, Cuba and West Indies

Lot
Symbol
Photo/Description
Cat./Est. Value
Realized
650
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 650, International Mail: Bermuda, Cuba and West Indies10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Tied by red quartered cork cancel and matching "Baltimore Md. Nov. 10" circular datestamp on blue 1869 folded cover to Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, light strike of "NA1" in oval handstamp for postage due from recipient, some tape staining along edges where improperly mended, otherwise Very Fine

E. 400-500
325
651
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 651, International Mail: Bermuda, Cuba and West Indies3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Tied by blue circle of wedges, matching "Jacksonville Fla. Oct. 10" circular datestamp on orange 1869 cover to Nassau, Bahamas, addressed "Care of Capt. Work, of Brig Atlantic, at Messrs. Holst & Co., Savannah Ga." "Ship-Letter Nassau NO 9, 1869" backstamp, red "Advertised" handstamp, red manuscript "Unclaimed", blue "4" pence crayon rate for amount due from recipient, light vertical file fold well away from stamp, Very Fine, unusual use, the 3c stamp paid the postage from Jacksonville to Savannah, it was then carried outside of the mails to Nassau where it was put back into the mails but was unclaimed, only four 1869 covers are known to the Bahamas and this may be the only 3c single franking

E. 750-1,000
850
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652
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 652, International Mail: Bermuda, Cuba and West Indies10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Vibrant color, tied by "N. York Steamship Apr. 21" circular datestamp on blue 1870 folded letter from St. Thomas, Danish West Indies to New York, sender's directive "pr South America", expertly silked along horizontal file fold, Very Fine use originating outside of the U.S.

E. 500-750
425
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653
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 653, International Mail: Bermuda, Cuba and West Indies10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Rich color, used with horizontal pair and single of France, 1863, 40c Pale Orange (35), the single is a replacement for a stamp that fell off, cancelled by French Anchor in Diamond of Dots maritime cancel on 1869 cover from St. Thomas D.W.I. to Boston via Havana, 10c also tied by "N. York Steamship Nov. 11" circular datestamp, clear "St. Thomas 30/10 1869" circular datestamp, boxed "P.P." handstamp, neat "St. Thomas Paq. Fr. B No. 2 30 Oct. 69" octagonal backstamp, missing part of top flap, some edgewear affects 10c stamp

A FINE APPEARING AND EXTREMELY RARE MIXED-FRANKING COVER CARRIED FROM ST. THOMAS TO HAVANA BY FRENCH MAIL STEAMER.

This cover was carried on the French steamer Martinique to Havana and then by steamship to New York. The French stamps paid the double 60-centimes rate (7.5-15 grams), but only 10c was necessary for the single half-ounce U.S. rate.

Illustrated in Danish West Indies Mails 1754-1917, (Vol. I, p. 59). Ex Schnell. With 2002 P.F. certificate

E. 3,000-4,000
4,500
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654
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 654, International Mail: Bermuda, Cuba and West Indies12c Green (117), 12c Green (117)12c Green (117). Used with 24c Gray Lilac, F Grill (99), tied by quartered cork cancels on 1870 embossed cover to Santo Domingo, West Indies, part strike of "Rochester N.Y. May 3" circular datestamp, blurry strike of red New York circular datestamp, sender's directive "Per Steamer Tybee", May 15 receiving datestamp, 24c repaired with bottom right corner added, cover with edgewear and slightly reduced at left, Fine appearance, a rare mixed-issue franking paying double 18c rate via British Mail, this is also the only recorded use of the 12c 1869 Issue to the Dominican Republic, illustrated in Laurence 10c 1869 book (p. 74)

E. 750-1,000
750
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655
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 655, International Mail: Bermuda, Cuba and West Indies3c Ultramarine (114), 3c Ultramarine (114)3c Ultramarine (114). Vertical strip of three and two singles, tied by cork cancels and red "Charlestown Mass. Mar. 27, 1870" double-circle datestamp on cover addressed in purple to U.S. naval officer aboard U.S.S. Natasket at St. Domingo, Dominican Republic, red "New York Mar. 5" transit (date is in error), also rare red "N. York Steamship Mar. 31" circular datestamp, sender's directive "By Steamer Tybee from New York", receiving datestamp, cover and right stamp with edge faults, otherwise Fine, scarce use, the rate was 18c via either St. Thomas or Havana, this was apparently accepted as fully paid, illustrated in Laurence 10c 1869 book (p. 73), ex Rose, with 1996 P.F. certificate

E. 750-1,000
1,100
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656
c
Sale Number 1054, Lot Number 656, International Mail: Bermuda, Cuba and West Indies10c Yellow (116), 10c Yellow (116)10c Yellow (116). Centered to bottom left, tied by "N.Y. Steamship Mar. 31" circular datestamp on folded 1870 tissue paper cover to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, sender's red circular datestamp, sender's directive "pr Tybee", receiving datestamp, lightly cleaned and some overall dampstains, still Fine

E. 500-750
400
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